Community Support Worker II - All Programs

Salinas, Marina, CA

JOB DESCRIPTION

The ideal candidate will Provide individual and group support with supervision, and orient new residents to the community and the program. The incumbent will assist with administrative duties and perform projects as needed for the clients and the program.

WHO WE ARE

Looking to make a difference? Our mission at Interim is to provide services and affordable housing to supporting members of our community with mental illness by building productive and satisfying lives in a world in which people with mental illness are able to live, work, learn and participate fully in the community. Join our team and instill hope in the community.

WHAT WE OFFER

Sick pay.

SALARY

Competitive Compensation; Nonexempt; Eligible for Overtime.

REPORTS TO

Assigned Supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS

High School Diploma or GED required. Direct experience as a consumer of public or private mental health services. Experience as a Community Support Worker I, or equivalent experience preferred; Completion of peer counseling classes, such as Human Services Certification, Basic Skills Curriculum for the Mental Health Workforce, Group Facilitation, Peer to Peer or equivalent coursework; Work experience or volunteer work with persons with mental health conditions preferred; General knowledge and insight into the needs and potential of the population served; Good organizational skills, creative, oriented to people and group activities;

Good English communication skills, both verbal and written; Ability to work one-on-one with clients without supervision; Ability to keep detailed records; Computer skills are required for some positions.  Knowledge of Professional Expectations: Microsoft Word and Outlook preferred. Bi-lingual skills desirable. Maintain professional standards of performance, demeanor and appearance at all times. Maintain an awareness of Interim’s mission and promote the agency’s goals. Maintain the strictest of confidentiality. Comply with the agency policies and standards. Ability to work with diverse staff and clients and excel in a multi-cultural environment. Exercise discretion and professional judgment at all times. Actively strive to upgrade professional skills through engaging in appropriate professional training and experience.

Valid California driver's license; auto in safe operating condition; auto liability insurance; good driving record; criminal record clearance; proof of authorization to work in the United States as required by Immigration and Reform Act of 1986. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the supervision of the assigned supervisor, the Communitty Support Worker II will assist with the following duties:

  • Engage clients in the program, orient new residents to the community and program.
  • Use agency vehicle to transport clients to appointments, meetings and recreational activities as assigned.
  • Facilitate various self-help groups or run dual recovery support groups.
  • Serve as a mentor to those individuals who may need additional emotional support or encouragement to attend school or work.
  • Connect individuals with community resources i.e. food bank, DRA meetings, etc.
  • Organize and coordinate meal preparation for a group without support from a counselor.
  • Advocate in the community for support of programs for the mentally ill and to promote community knowledge and understanding.
  • Assist clients with advocating for themselves.
  • Keep appropriate detailed and accurate documentation
  • Perform basic office duties i.e. answer program phone calls and record messages.
  • Clean and straighten program facilities, offices, bathrooms, storage, patio areas.
  • Assist clients, individually or in groups, to develop and maintain independent living skills (budgeting, shopping, cooking, social skills, etc.). Write meeting notes and other notes as requested.
  • Encourage and support recreational activities, employment.
  • Attend staff meeting as assigned.
  • Attend Interim and program training as assigned.
  • Work as a member of a support team.
  • Other duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Ability to: operate a motor vehicle; climb stairs; possess good communication skills; meet the requirements of the classification and have mobility, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the duties to be performed. Capable of the following extended activities: standing, sitting, climbing stairs.

Capable of the following intermittent activities: lifting 25 pounds or more and bending in the performance of infrequently performed office duties.